An Analysis of Alternative Digital Credential

Ajit Kumar Naresh Chandra Shukla *
*Department of Mechanical Engineering, PSIT College of Engineering, Kanpur, India.
Periodicity:July - September'2019


Higher Education Institution (HEI) is facing a potential challenge at horizon questioning the means and method as how the education is delivered and learning is credited. The leading agent for this change is online learning and transfer of credit for probable employment. This paper looks into these questions by raising the query locally and getting the response at RK University, Rajkot, India. It presents the answer as for how fast it is growing, is educational institution able to adapt to this change by incorporating necessary credit to the transcript, are students ready to pay extra for this, is it noticed by the potential employer as essential skill acquired, and is HEI working in the right direction? This study compares all this with the global trend and proposes a line of action. It seems that as the students are increasingly getting hooked on to social media, it is getting reflected in there public profile enhancing the perception of stated skill. The true reflection of this will be seen after some time if it solves more problems than getting created in society. There is no doubt that it is building social association which could never be thought to be formed and getting commented. This aggregation of data is developing new knowledge colonies for all of us. The most detrimental factor in all these is the cult of evaluation of a fake credential. It is considered that the wisdom will prevail even above truth.


Credit, Employment, Fake, Massive Online Open Course

How to Cite this Article?

Shukla, A.K.N.C. (2019). An Analysis of Alternative Digital Credential.i-manager’s Journal of Educational Technology, 16(2), 68-78.


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